Abstract

Periodical spatial modulation of the excitonic resonance in a quantum well could lead to the formation of a new highly directional and resonant coherent optical response‚ÄĒresonant diffraction. Such excitonic diffraction gratings were demonstrated in epitaxially grown quantum wells patterned by low-dose ion beam irradiation before or after the growth. In this paper we present a theoretical model of the resonant diffraction formation based on the step-by-step approximation of the Maxwell equation solution. The resulting theory allows us to reliably describe experimental data as well as to predict a way to increase the diffraction efficiency.

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